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The Statement (2003)

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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27 February 2004 (UK)  »

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A Confissão  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,220 (USA) (12 December 2003)

Gross:

$763,044 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Sir Michael Caine and Tilda Swinton; and four Oscar nominees: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Norman Jewison, and Frank Finlay. See more »

Goofs

As Brossard is about to place the body of the first assassin into the car, he lifts the dead man's arms into the air in order to sit the body up. As he lets go of the arms, they do not immediately drop as they would for a dead man. Instead, they hesitate, then slowly drop to the ground. See more »

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Features Only You (1994) See more »

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Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.
30 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.

I can't understand why newspaper critics focussed on the fact that French accents weren't used. I find that some directors, not this one, try to add in accents where they are not at all necessary. After all, the "real" characters merely spoke their language, and didn't have "foreign accents". As an English and French speaker, I find the use of accents in other films (that is, where the real character would not have spoken with a "foreign" accent, but in his or her own language) to be provincial at best and distracting at worst. The director is from Canada - as an intelligent person which we can assume he is based on his brilliant career, he would understand the importance of not adding in accents where they would not naturally have occurred.


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